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Friends of Exeter Animals

169 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

Our Mission

This site is maintained by The Friends of Exeter Animals. 

Friends of Exeter Animals Purpose:

To provide financial support to animals in need in the Exeter, RI area and in surrounding communities;
To support and help promote shelter animals;
To organize, host, work on and carry out fundraising events to support the organization's efforts on behalf of animal shelters and animals; and
To carry out any other acts incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or advancement thereof, but not for the pecuniary profit or financial gain of its member, directors, or officers.

We are only able to help the animals thru the generosity and support we receive from you. 


If you would like to make a donation make checks payable to the Friends of Exeter Animals. Friends of Exeter Animals Federal ID number is 45-5272215

Mail to: P.O. Box 302, Exeter, RI 02822

Adoption Policy

The Exeter Animal Shelter does not do same day adoptions.  In order to adopt there is a fee, but for a lifetime of happiness its worth it. Adoption fee is $75 for spayed/neutered pets. DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.  Please visit the shelter and apply in person after meeting the pet you wish to adopt.

If you have any questions about the animals available at the shelter, please stop in to speak with one of the Animal Control Officers, or call the shelter at 401-294-2754. Email us at:

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with the Friend of the Exeter Animals or making a donation, please contact us at:

The Exeter Animal Shelter is located on Rt. 2 in Exeter between the Veterans Cemetery and Schartners Farm. From the North - Take Rt. 95 South to Rt. 4. Take exit 5B (Rt102) and take a left at the light onto Rt 2. We're just a couple miles down.

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 3-6
    Wednesday 9-1
    Thursday 3-6
    Friday 9-1
    Saturday 9-1
    Sunday 9-1
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